Developing a bright future for a French jewelry brand

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Laure and Amaya de Gorostarzu, the founders and owners of L’Atelier d’Amaya, a French jewelry brand based in Bordeaux, have sold a majority stake in the company to Vendis Capital, an independent private equity firm dedicated to European consumer brands.

More than ten years after the beginning of the L’Atelier d’Amaya adventure, we wanted to move forward and accelerate our development. Thanks to Oaklins, we were able to meet renowned investors in France and abroad, most of whom showed strong motivation to support us. We are now delighted to write a new page in the history of our brand with Vendis Capital, whose experience and involvement will be a real asset to our successful development in France and Europe. AMAYA DE GOROSTARZU, CO-FOUNDER AND CEO, L’ATELIER D’AMAYA, FRANCE 

Oaklins found the best partner to expand the business

Oaklins’ team in France advised the seller in this transaction. The team built a strong process around the founders, targeting the most important key players among the most active investors in this segment in France and Europe. 

We were delighted to support the founders of L’Atelier d’Amaya in this transaction. Laure and Amaya will be able to rely on Vendis Capital, a recognized specialist in the European consumer goods and brands universe, to define and accelerate their omni-channel development. The successful skills of the founders, the deep DNA of the brand and its strong performance have led to very strong competition among the most active investors in this segment in France and abroad.  HADRIEN MOLLARD, PARTNER, CONSUMER & RETAIL SPECIALIST, OAKLINS, FRANCE

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